Consider the following interlocution, Maria: "A man fell off the cliff!" Tabish: "He didn't fall, he was pushed." My professor concluded, This shows that pronouns cannot be the same as the definite ...
I need some umbrella term for those funny names like "Debbie Downer", "Negative Nancy", "Realistic Rita", "Chatty Cathy". Could I say that they are examples of figurative language?
For example, in English we say Germany, Japan, and China but they say Deutschland, Nihon, and Zhongguo respectively. If we change the names because they are difficult to say or spell outside of their ...
Does Chinese have proper nouns and are they distinguished morphosyntactically or only lexically and or semantically?
In an earlier question I wanted to learn about the nature of proper nouns in a language-neutral way, but the comments and answers to that question so far state that this is not possible, that only ...
When you ask most people the difference between common nouns and proper nouns they mostly can only tell you that proper nouns start with a capital letter. But this has problems: Capital letters and ...